Last updated: May 21, 2020 at 4:36 p.m.

Free, high-quality recreation, active living, arts and culture activities for all ages to enjoy while staying, playing, and learning at home. Sort by Audience for different target age groups – many activities are for Everyone. Check back for updates and additions to this list.

Activity Type Description Length Audience
Arts & Culture: Art Ignite workshops Mentorship from a professional artist for those wanting to create, experiment or exchange ideas. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: Mentor-in-Residence  The free initiative supports all artists through virtual consultation sessions with experienced art professionals. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: Stratford Festival on Film Watch a free collection of plays performed at the Stratford Festival by using the CBC Gem application. 60 to 180 minutes (depending on the play) Everyone
Arts & Culture: Art City Toronto Weekly virtual art lessons and crafts, including cardboard dinosaurs, butterfly bracelets, drawing challenges and more. User Choice Kids & Parents
Fitness & Staying Active: Youth, Adult and Older Adult Fitness Take care of your body by staying active – without going to the gym. User Choice Youth/Adults/Older Adults
Fitness & Staying Active: Active Games Burn off some extra energy with these fun activities. User Choice Everyone
Fitness & Staying Active: Family Physical Activity Have fun and stay fit together. User Choice Kids & Parents
Fitness & Staying Active: Walking Challenge Keep active and try to walk 10,000 steps a day! User Choice Everyone
Fitness & Staying Active: YMCA Facebook Live  Engaging live videos including daily fitness programs, parent/child circle and storytime, musical baby programs, child/youth games and activities. User Choice Everyone
Fitness & Staying Active: Unstoppable Kids Challenges Jays Care’s daily challenges and physical activities for children and youth to gain new skills, stay fit, and have fun. User Choice Kids & Parents
Fitness & Staying Active: YMCA YThrive Home Workouts Online workouts designed for almost any fitness level and that can be done from your living room for free. 15 to 20 minutes Adults/Older Adults
Leisure & Learning: Bird-Watching Cam Live cameras of birds like owls, osprey, hawks, albatross and more. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Centre Francophone de Toronto | Facebook Vidéos amusantes et intéressantes, ressources et accès virtuels à des soutiens pour les jeunes enfants et leurs familles en français. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Conseil scolaire Viamonde Facebook Cercles de chanson et d’histoire pour les jeunes enfants et leurs familles en français. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Craft Ideas A collection of craft ideas for children, including stained glass, paper roll butterflies, melted crayon art and more. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: EarlyON Child and Family Centre Programs and Services Online and telephone services to support and engage young children and their families. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig (ENAGB) Facebook  (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous cultural, music and social programming for young children and their families. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: YMCA Facebook Live  Live videos including daily storytime, musical baby programs, games, activities and fitness programs. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Gardiner Museum Family Days Videos and templates to help you make salt clay, seed-bombs and colour. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: National Film Board: Online Films  The National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 Canadian films available for free online, in English and in French. 2 to 120 minutes (depending on the film) Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Facebook (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous programs including cooking, children’s activities, music and prayer for people of all ages. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Native Child and Family Services Facebook | Instagram (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous programs including music, prayer, storytime, and fitness for all ages. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network Facebook | Instagram (Indigenous-led) Virtual Indigenous food and land-based programming involving planting, traditional medicines, storytelling and more for young children and their families. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Ontario Science Centre: Science at Home Science-related films and activities for kids, including creating slime, bottle gardens, biodiversity bingo and do-it-yourself science experiments. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Recipe Club A collection of tasty recipes the whole family can enjoy. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Scavenger Hunts Various types of scavenger hunts to choose from. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Sidewalk Art & Activities Get creative or learn something new while spending time with your family. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: ConnectABILITY Resources  A collection of resources to support people with developmental disabilities and their families. User Choice People with disabilities
Leisure & Learning: Grow Your Own Greenhouse A fun home-experiment to build a mini greenhouse, including free lettuce seeds. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Play & Learn HQ  Helpful resources, videos, games and activities for young children from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Recreational Respite Virtual Services  Interactive, innovative virtual sessions for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. User Choice People with disabilities
Leisure & Learning: TVOkids A collection of free educational games and programming for preschool and school children ages 2 to 11. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: CBC Kids  Educational stories, videos and electronic games to engage young children. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: GoNoodle  Videos and games to keep children physically active while in isolation at home. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Learn at Home: Ministry of Education  Online resources for students and parents to support learning at home for kids in kindergarten to Grade 12. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Spike & Toddy Videos COVID-19 related information for kids age 3 to 7, including how to physically distance and how to be a good helper. 4 minutes Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Surrey Place Resources for Parents Tools for parents continuing their child’s education, encouraging play, and supporting the understanding of COVID-19. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: TDSB Online Learning Resources  Support for children and parents while schools are closed. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Young People’s Theatre: Inside With Imagination A collection of videos with fun drama games for the whole family to play indoors. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Toronto Public Library Sign up for a new Instant Digital Card to access a massive collection of ebooks, audiobooks and more. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Bata Shoe Museum From Home  A virtual collection of current exhibitions and collections, including Ask a Curator. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Virtual Museum of Canada Browse art, history, war and other exhibits. User Choice Everyone
Museums &Heritage: AGO: The Collection (Online) A digital collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s art and exhibits. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Online Collections from Museums Worldwide A digital collection of content from museums and national parks around the world User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Black Creek Pioneer Village virtual tour Take a virtual tour of historic sites, learn through online history lessons and check out hands-on activities. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Textile Museum of Canada  Online resources and webinars on mask-making. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Aga Khan Museum -MuseumWithoutWalls A collection of virtual content from the Aga Khan Museum. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Gardiner Museum Online digital collections of Gardiner Museum’s ceramic art, pottery, porcelain and earthenware. User Choice Everyone
Music: City Hall Live Concerts Facebook Live concerts by local musicians, Monday to Friday, from noon to 1 pm. 30 minutes Kids & Parents
Fitness & Staying Active: York West Active Living Centre: Seniors Virtual Programming Exercise, strength training, dancing, and arts programs for seniors. 30 to 60 minutes Older Adults
Fitness & Staying Active: Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto Active Living Program Programs for seniors with dementia and their caregivers including ballroom dancing, music therapy, Zumba and more. 60 Minutes Older Adults
Leisure & Learning: Bernard Betel Centre Virtual Programming for Seniors Virtual activities for seniors including art, creative writing, fitness, cooking, language courses and more. 30 to 60 Minutes Older Adults
Leisure & Learning: Sunshine Centres for Seniors: Virtual and Call-In Programming A wide range of daily programs for seniors, including exercise and chat groups. 60 Minutes Older Adults
Leisure & Learning:  Sunshine Centres: Rainbow Circle (for LGBTQ2S seniors) A Zoom group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) seniors to grab virtual coffee, breakfast and chat. Email irene@sunshinecentres.com to join. 90 Minutes Older Adults (LGBTQ2S)
Fitness & Staying Active: Woodgreen Seniors Active Living Virtual Programming Activities for seniors including meditation, exercise, virtual potlucks and more. 30 to 60 Minutes Older Adults
Music: Side Door Access Free and ticketed online performances featuring artists from various musical genres from May 6 to July 24, 2020. User Choice Everyone
Music: National Arts Centre: Canada Performs Online performances from professional Canadian artists and authors from May 6 to 31, 2020. User Choice Everyone
Music: CBC Canadian Live Stream Performances An online resource of Canadian musicians’ live streams across the country. User Choice Everyone
Music: TKARONTO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Online An Indigenous virtual music festival from May 15 to 17, 2020. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: Toronto Association for Performing Arts: What’s On Tonight  Podcasts of stage shows by award-winning playwrights. 20 to 60 minutes Everyone
Arts & Culture: TOLive: Living Rooms  Theatre performances by Toronto artists. 5 minutes Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Creating Toronto: The History of the City  A virtual tour of Toronto’s historic downtown. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Bringing your Toronto Zoo to You  Live learning sessions every Tuesday at 11 a.m. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Cyark: A 3D Tour of Fort York National Historic Site An immersive and interactive 3D tour of Fort York National Historic Site. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: City Place Schooner  3D animation of a 19th-century schooner. User Choice Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Envision TO: Mackenzie House: A Possible Future  Explore the neighbourhood around Mackenzie House in the present and in the future. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Toronto Public Library for Teens Ebook and audiobook suggestions, online programs and homework help. User Choice Youth
Music: Dancing with Parkinson’s Virtual dance and movement classes offered 7 days a week at 11 a.m. 30 minutes Older Adults
Leisure & Learning: North York Seniors Centre Virtual Programming | Facebook Book reading, trivia and memory games, sing-alongs, cooking, chair exercises for seniors. User Choice Older Adults
Music: Toronto Symphony Orchestra Live performances, interviews, and virtual concert. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: Myseum of Toronto  Online programs and experiences that showcase Toronto’s history, spaces, and cultures. User Choice Everyone
Fitness & Staying Active: YMCA of Greater Toronto: Bright Spots  Live exercise classes, small group discussions, game night and more. User Choice Older Adults
Arts & Culture: StreetArtToronto: Virtual Exploration of Murals  Artist videos, including an award-winning short documentary. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: StreetArtToronto: The Map  An interactive map that allows you to learn about and view murals across Toronto. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Recycled Crafts Fun crafts from recycled materials you can find at home. User Choice Kids & Parents
Fitness & Staying Active: Indoor Games Games to enjoy indoors. User Choice Kids & Parents
Music: Canadian Opera Company: Virtual Choir Join the community Virtual Choir for a performance of Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: TVO Explore in-depth journalistic videos, articles and podcasts. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: TVO ILC Free digital learning resources for students in JK to grade 12. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: TVO Docs Explore documentaries through a diverse range of storytelling perspectives. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: TVO mPower Over 65 games to help build K-6 math skills while spotlighting Ontario towns and professions. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: TVOkids: YouTube Channel Popular shows on several subject-specific channels. User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Waterfront Neighborhood Centre: Community Kitchen Develop cooking skills and learn nutritional recipes. User Choice Older Adults
Leisure & Learning: Toronto Mycelial Network A city-wide art project to encourage individuals to remain connected as individuals, as communities, and as a city while being physically distant. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Delta Family Resource Centre: Sewing Repair Hub Free virtual classes for beginners to gain hands-on sewing experience. 3 to 4 p.m. on May 21, 26, 28 and June 2. Everyone
Museums & Heritage: Museum of Contemporary Art: Shift Key  View a collection of moving-image artworks by Canadian and International arts. User Choice Everyone
Arts & Culture: Art Gallery of York University: Sunday Sessions on Instagram Live Tune in to Instagram Live for performances by dancers, poets and artists from the Jane-Finch neighbourhood. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Gardening: Healthy Soil Test Learn the key elements of an experiment by checking your soil for good growing conditions. User Choice Everyone
Leisure & Learning: Science Crafts Create flying saucers, rocket ships, tornados and clouds! User Choice Kids & Parents
Leisure & Learning: Style Your Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) Five easy steps for you to create your #OOTD! User Choice Youth
Leisure & Learning: Youth Councils and Volunteering Opportunities Looking for volunteer hours? Connect with your local Youth Outreach Worker. User Choice Youth